Republic is another online platform that allows individual investors to purchase a stake in early-stage startups. It allows you to get started for as little as $10.
The company was founded by alumni of AngelList, the popular investment platform for accredited startup investors.9
Republic says it selects the companies you can invest in through a four-step screening process that analyzes a firm’s founders, product, mission, and proof of growth. It then performs lengthy due diligence before putting a company up for investment.10
In addition to offering investments, the Republic platform hosts six different investment groups and allows for discussion, ideas, and advice between investors. Group members are also encouraged to invest together.